Accounts of Victorian Erotic Experience
By (author) Ellen Bayuk Rosenman
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Unauthorized Pleasures by Ellen Bayuk Rosenman
Book DescriptionRecent books and exhibitions have shown that Victorians were not so straitlaced about sexual matters as has been popularly assumed. Ellen Bayuk Rosenman's engrossing and enlightening book proves that the Victorians were extraordinarily articulate and resourceful when it came to expressing their sexual desires. Narratives of erotic experience were written, justified to the conservative culture, and circulated for the pleasure of readers. Rosenman's exploration of masculinity and femininity in Victorian sexual storytelling includes an account of the "spermatorrhea panic" that terrified the men of Britain, tells of Theresa Longworth's erotic revisions of the romance plot, and takes up the exhaustive, even exhausting, pornographic epic My Secret Life.Drawing on social history, court cases, medical literature, popular novels, and the diaries and letters of everyday life, Rosenman looks beyond the usual sexual suspects-homosexuals and prostitutes, for example-to address a range of pleasures that emerged from the ideological structures meant to contain them. She asserts that, however powerful ideology is, it does not script erotic repertoires in definitive or predictable ways, and that individuals can find ways of evading or easing its constraints.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801488566
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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